Today, we have the Living Citadel - VOSH. For 5 mana,
we get a 5000 power evo that turns all your
creatures into mini-BAT's. Don't forget though -
tapping takes away their chance of attacking! So to
get more mana, your actually getting more mana to
use NEXT turn. This means that your opponent can
just kill off your creatures you just tapped (and
their Barkwhip can ram into Vosh himself!).
Sorry, but I'm just not into this tap and die thing.
You tap, get your "Cool" effect, then get smacked.
You at least need a 6000 body to make the tap effect
useful - that way you can still survive the hit.
Constructed: 3/5 - the effect IS cool, but the body
is just too weak to survive the hit you will take on
Citadel Vosh". :)
While they may not be the best creatures, I've
always enjoyed some of the effects of Colony
Beetles, although they never really had much to
do with nature's acceleration game. Fortunately,
Living Citadel Vosh does just that.
beetles have usually just been about power, this
one breaks the chain a bit. Tapping to gain one
mana is a pretty good bargain in a mana
acceleration deck, and will aid you tremendously
in acquiring large amounts of mana quickly. Of
course, like all cards, it does have it's flaws.
Using the effect, you could sacrifice one of
your key cards to the mana zone. If you really
want to have a failsafe, you could include some
copies of Roar of the Earth (EVC #53), but that
card is pretty limited in the creatures that you
can actually return, if you want to return
creatures at all, and unless you base your deck
around Living Citadel's effect, you shouldn't
bother with it. This isn't a big deal, however,
and you shouldn't base most of your actions
around it. Also, tapping the creature robs it of
it's ability to attack that turn, so plan
carefully before using the tap effect in some
power/mana ratio on this card is average, being
5/5. Not the best power for an evolution
creature, but not the worst either. Then again,
you won't play this creature to attack as much
as to gain more mana anyway.
card isn't bad, and will most likely help in
most situations. Most Colony Beetles are cheap
and strong, so if you could manage to shove some
in your deck, I recommend giving Living Citadel
Vosh a go in both constructed and limited.